The question of the usefulness or otherwise of social media like facebook and twiter came up on a thread the other day. I guess that no matter what our personal opinion, they are part of the here and now. It got me thinking, how much attention is it appropriate to pay to what our leaders say on twitter, and is it reasonable to judge them on what they say and don’t say and how they come across?
For instance, compare and contrast:
https://twitter.com/emmanuelmacron - comes across, to me, as a thinking, sincere person with a lot to say on a lot of subjects
https://twitter.com/guyverhofstadt?lang=en - ditto, wide range of interests and not scared of expressing his opinions and explaining why he holds them
https://twitter.com/theresa_may?lang=en - soundbite after soundbite.
Is there anything in it, does it / should it sway public opinion?